"When I grow up, I'm going to be a
Secret Agent! I'm going to save the world!!!" Said Abby one day to
Isabelle. They were just getting ready to go into class, and before school
the children were playing or standing in the line, waiting for the school
day bell to ring as usual.
Abby, was a determined little girl, always
ready to take on an adventure. She wanted to be a Secret Agent when she
was old enough, and she said she wanted to save the world! She was only 5
years old. Isabelle laughed at what Abby had said. "You? A
Secret Agent? I don't think so, Abigail Western!" Isabelle jeered
"You'll never be famous like I will!" she continued.
Abby hated it when anyone called her by her
real name, Abigail. She hated her name, so she shortened it to Abby. She
only let her teacher call her Abigail. Isabelle liked winding Abby up, and
she knew very well how to. She knew the things Abby didn't like. Abby went
into a corner on her own and started crying. Isabelle always teased her
when Abby was telling Isabelle about her future, or at least what she
wanted to happen in her future. Abby wanted to fly at Isabelle, and do
something horrid to her, like push her, or punch her or pull her hair
right off her head, but she was worried she would get told off. The bell
went, and the school day had started.
Abby tried to forget about what Isabelle had
said to her, and get on with her work. The class had to draw a picture of
something they loved, and the one with the best picture would get a
chocolate. After a while, Abby decided to show her picture of a Secret
Agent on a mission to her class teacher, Miss Roberts. "That is
nice, Abigail, but it could have much better. The way you could improve it
is by drawing something else. Have a look at Isabelle's, and then
you'll get the idea. Isabelle, come and show Abigail your picture."
said Miss Roberts.
Isabelle got up from her chair, and showed
her picture of a pop star to both Abby and Miss Roberts. "I bet you
will look as beautiful as that one day, Isabelle. Thank you for giving
Abigail an idea of what to draw. I am sorry she does not have the decency
to thank you. You may both go back to your seats." Isabelle smirked
triumphantly at Abby. Abby felt so hurt that day, that her work was not at
all her best. She kept thinking that perhaps Isabelle was right. Perhaps
she would never be a Secret Agent.
At home time Abby ran to her mother and
started to tell her about her miserable day. Her mother was soothing and
comforting as usual. The next day at school, Abby was going to try and
show that it didn't bother her whatever Isabelle said. Isabelle was
teasing Abby as usual, but Abby just turned round, and to Isabelle's
astonishment, she started a speech. "You are absolutely right,
Isabelle. I will never be a Secret Agent, unlike you, who will end up
being a pop star. You will be famous." Abby was very brave to try and
ignore Isabelle's remarks.
The next day, to Abby's amazement, Isabelle kept
her mouth shut, and just walked round the playground, feeling lonely. Abby
felt sorry for Isabelle, so she decided she would forgive Isabelle, and
see if she wanted to be friends. "Isabelle, would you like to play
with me. I know you are feeling lonely, but why?" "I have no
friends, because I'm so bossy." Isabelle said glumly. "I would
like to be your friend, Isabelle. Would you like to be mine?"
Abby pointed out. Isabelle considered this for a while, then said,
"I'd love to!" And the girls started playing together, nearly
every day, and soon became the best of friends! How amazing, the
worst enemies becoming best friends!
A few years later, when the girls were 18,
looking for a job, the time had come for them to part. Abby was looking
for a place where she could become a Secret Agent, and Isabelle a pop
star. They said their goodbyes, gave each other gifts, and went looking
for a job. Abby stopped when she had driven a long way for a drink, and
met somebody. "Are you Abigail Western?" He asked "I am the
manager. I am going to make you a Secret Agent." "I am Abigail
Western. Are you really going to make me a Secret Agent?" "Yes.
Get in my car." Abby got in, and the manager drove Abby to his shop.
"Okay, here is your certificate, to certify that you are a Secret
Agent, and your medal. You are now officially a professional Secret
Abby was delighted! It was like a
dream come true! She danced around the room with joy and happiness.
"Your first mission is to find a treasure chest in Bournemouth. You
have a map, but there is no X. Find a group, and make a team of Agents,
and then go on your mission." Abby set to work finding a group
straight away. She found five people, named Isabelle Jones, (Isabelle from
school), Nicola Johnson, Susan Bonnes & Tina McCall. She let the
manager know, and she was told that she was to do her mission in a few
days time. Abby told her group that she wanted it to work, and where to
go, and all that sort of detail. The day finally came. They drove to
Bournemouth, and followed the directions of the map. Finally, they got to
the right part of the beach, and started digging. Right at the bottom,
they found a ruby treasure chest. They wondered if it was the one, and got
They drove back, and showed the manager. The
manager congratulated the girls, and gave Abby another medal. They were
told that they had been filmed, and had been reported in the newspaper.
They were absolutely thrilled, especially Abby. She had got what she
wished. "Congratulations. You have done well on your mission.
Hopefully, in the weeks and months to come, you will succeed more
missions, but for now, you must rest." And that's what they did!